Riveting Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński is among today’s most sought-after singers, celebrated for his beauty of tone and an uncommon unity of color and polish across his vocal range. Last season he made a thrilling company debut as Orpheus at San Francisco Opera, a performance praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as “radiant and magical,” and he has sung with many of the world’s most esteemed early-music groups. Orliński returns to Berkeley this season with the sensational ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, in a program of rarely performed works from the 16th and 17th centuries—by Monteverdi, Caccini, Frescobaldi, Cavalli, Strozzi, and others. Orliński’s last Cal Performances recital sold out—with audiences demanding multiple encores—so don’t miss this opportunity to hear a true star at the height of his artistry!
Major support for this performance is provided by Taube Philanthropies.
This performance is made possible, in part, by Susan Graham Harrison & Michael A. Harrison.
This concert will be performed without intermission.